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Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Stress Reduction Events and Resources

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

I hope you are doing well!  I wanted to share our Stress Reduction Program events and resources with you so you can share them with the students that you work with during this unique semester.  Attached is our Sept/October calendar of events. All of our programs will be online this semester, except for our weekly Quit Smoking/Vaping Walk-in Clinics on Thursdays from 11am – 1pm at 114 SU with free nicotine patches and gum.  We have tripled the number of weekly programs we are offering so that students can go online Monday-Friday to https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax and select between one and three activities to participate in each day.  Highlights for this semester include:

  • Two online 4-session Mindfulness & Meditation programs at the following times—

1) Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm in Zoom from 9/29-10/20 and 2) Thursdays from 3:30-5pm in Zoom from 10/1-10/22. The skills that are taught include belly breathing, dynamic breathing, body scan, walking meditation, guided visualizations, eating meditation and more.  The program provides examples of how college student can practice meditation to support their college experiences.  No experience necessary.  Registration is required on UBLinked or by emailing sd62@buffalo.edu (see attached ad).

  • We have a new Campus Wellness Coaching Program where students can schedule online appointments to work on goals related to academic, physical, social, or emotional wellness.  This may be particularly helpful as students navigate challenges related to COVID-19.  For more info or to schedule an appointment, see https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/lifeon-campus/health/healthy-decisions/ wellness-coach.html
  • Our large-scale Chill Out stress relief event before Finals will be Wednesday, 11/18, 12-2pm via Zoom at https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax.  This virtual event will have interactive breakout rooms with activities that include: dog therapy, Zumba dance, coloring, yoga, guided meditation, quick easy meals, campus support resources and more!

Feel free to share these opportunities widely. Students can see UBLinked or the UB events calendar for more details on these programs. 

Below are links to handouts to assist students to relieve their stress this semester:

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas to help us to improve and continue to grow our Stress Reduction Program!

Best wishes as you begin the Fall Semester,

 Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, CWC

Wellness Coaching, Stress Reduction & Smoking/Vaping Cessation Programs Coordinator

Health Promotion

University at Buffalo

114 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

sd62@buffao.edu 716.645.6939    

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Strengths:  Discipline, Focus, Achiever, Harmony & Connectedness

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health-promotion.html

Monday
08/31/20

UB Career Services Fall Resources and Opportunities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking, Uncategorized

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Collections Here, you’ll find inspiration, resources and tools all together to help you design your life after college. It doesn’t matter where you are in the design process, there’s likely a collection that’s right for you.  

See who’s hiring Use the filters in Bullseye powered by Handshake to search for internships, on-campus, part-time and full-time jobs. Complete our profile and be 5x more likely to get messaged by employers that want to hire you.  

Chat live Direct message Career Services with your career questions.   

Talk to a Career Coach Start where you are. Searching for your major, a job/internship, skills to build or trying to imagine your life after college? You Talk. We Listen. Book Online.  

Find an Alum Filter alumni that fit your interests and schedule a consultation in the UB Career Connector Network
Monday
08/31/20

Check out UB Career Services Career Communities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking

Get personalized feeds in Bullseye powered by Handshake to explore your curiosities, gain skills that employers want, and get resources and event recommendations sent right in your inbox. It doesn’t matter your major or your background. Find a community (or two) that fits you. There’s no limit to how many communities you can join + you can change your mind at any time. >Learn how you can subscribe to Career Communities.
 
Start exploring Career Communities
Monday
08/31/20

Career Building Workshops with UB Career Services Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Building Skillshops focuses on building top skills that employers want for today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.   Finding an on-campus or part-time job – September 3 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. International Students: The American Job Search – September 14 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Get discovered with your Bullseye powered by Handshake Profile – September 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair – September 30 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interviewing Hacks That Work – October 1 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.   >See all upcoming skillshops   +PLUS: Join our career experts in creating the best resume and/or online profile every Wednesday and Thursday during our virtual Resume + Online Profile Labs.
Monday
08/31/20

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Virtual Job and Internship Fair October 5-9

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Internships, Job Opportunity, Workshops

STEAM Job + Internship Fair is now a week-long virtual fair with the best jobs and internships in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields with some of the best companies around.October 5-9, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

Register for STEAM Week in Bullseye powered by Handshake
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Looking for funding but unsure where to start?

Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how search for awards, major external fellowships, finding funding for graduate school, and becoming a more competitive applicant. 

All workshops will take place via Zoom. Once you RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101 using the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel and make an appointment with an advisor online to address any unanswered questions or concerns.
  Weekly Sessions Mondays from 11-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m.
  Note: Sessions will begin the week of September 7 and finish the week of December 7.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Monday
08/31/20

Calling all Jazz Musicians: Music residency with Michael Mwenso

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

Join the UB jazz Student Jazz Ensemble this fall​ to participate in a unique learning experience: The University Arts Collaborative is bringing brilliant guest artist Michael Mwenso to work with the student jazz ensemble in a residency, collaborating with theatre and dance students and Buffalo State students as well.

Mr. Mwenso is a celebrated artist, whom we are fortunate to have working with our students: he’s been featured with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, as well as with several of the younger, newer lights in jazz, Cecile McLorin Salvant, ​Emmet Cohen, Brianna Thomas, and many others. He’s appeared in films, he’s toured the country with a concert event celebrating the music of the Harlem Renaissance, he’s been reviewed in major media outlets, Jazz Times, PBS, etc. For more info:​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbKmd-e1ez4​

website: http://mwensoandshakes.com/bio/

I must reiterate that this is a participatory event, students will play in the ensemble and interact with Mr. Mwenso weekly. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not to be missed. Please share.*

Interested students should contact me at:​ gocaldwe@buffalo.edu to set up an audition; auditions will be held beginning Monday August 31st thru Friday, September 11th.

Tuesday
08/25/20

UB Wellness Coaching Program

Posted by Tim on August 25, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

Information about the UB Wellness Coaching Program and how to make an appointment can be found here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/life-on-campus/health/healthy-decisions/wellness-coach.html  For specific questions, staff or students can email me directly or call our office number at 645-2837.

Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, CWC

Wellness Coaching, Stress Reduction & Smoking/Vaping Cessation Programs Coordinator

Health Promotion

University at Buffalo

114 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

Monday
08/24/20

Volunteer for the University Heights Tool Library “Mulchmania” August 29

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

You would be working under direction, alone or in a “family” pod. The safety protocols are attached.  Bring your own masks, garden gloves if you have them, and bottled water (but there will be no bathrooms en route); we supply the tools and all other necessary materials.

Register for the event at http://www.thetoollibrary.org/service/ which will also ensure that you get updates and more detailed instructions.

The Tool Library has been safely opened for limited service since May 1st. It has always organized spring, summer, and fall Service Days in the University District, powered by neighborhood and student volunteers. I’m a Tool Library Board member, and will be co-captaining this particular event with fellow Board member, Marty Seeger (the muscle!).

We could use about 20-25 additional volunteers for the morning, and I thought it might be good, dirty, fun for you and/or some people of your acquaintance. (Feel free to forward this post.)

Wednesday
08/12/20

Undergraduate School of Social Work Courses Open fall 2020

Posted by Tim on August 12, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

SW150LEC Social Media in Social Change

(3 cr. hr.) Reg. No. 22694    Remote

Tuesday/Thursday 7:05 pm-8:20pm

Instructor: S. Sacco

Description: This course will familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development.

An excellent example of the types of projects and skills that students develop can be viewed at:

https://werehereub.weebly.com/

SW220LEC Introduction to Community

Organizing and Development

(3 cr. hr.) Reg. No. 21475  Remote

Tuesday/Thursday 10am-11:20am  Instructor: M. Lynch

Description: This course provides a general introduction to the history, organizations, strategies, and practice issues related to community organizing and development. Specifically, this course examines different types of community organizing and development approaches including, but not limited to workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts and culture. Current trends and strategies for organizing residents and collaborating with community-based organizations are explored.

SW 225: Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy (3 cr. hr.)

M/W, 10:20-11:40 AM (3 cr. hr.) Reg. No. 21448

Instructor: P. Logan-Greene Remote  

This course provides the foundational knowledge to understand and recognize child maltreatment in diverse settings. The course covers the historical and comparative perspectives on child maltreatment, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for children and families. This course is designed for, but not limited to, students who are interested in public health, social work, human services, nursing and other health professions, sociology, psychology, law, and education.